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  • User #11350

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Female, East Asian
  • Home state: Ohio
  • Brief Profile: Music Major -- piano, bassoon, trombone, percussion, voice
    Dean's List--4 years
    Work experience post-college: marketing manager in software 2 years
    Doctor Shadowing
    Volunteering--hospital + free clinic (+2 years)
    Sunday School teacher
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: The University of Chicago
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Fine Arts/Architecture
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 129, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.50
    • Science GPA: 3.30

    Summary of Application Experience

    Primary Submitted: 6/17
    Primary Verified: 7/1
    Letters Uploaded: 8/4

    8/14/08: I originally chose my schools very broadly, hoping that one of those reach/probable schools will see something in me and give me an interview. I only need to get into 1 school!! And though there are some great schools in Ohio, I'd really like to get the heck outta here. I've had enough of Ohio for the past two years and I need a change of scenery. Please, Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I still have Georgetown, Yale, and U.Toledo secondaries to fill out, but I think I'm burnt out. I keep doubting myself and my qualities, whether I can get into medical school or not. This kind of negative thinking is simply disastrous, I know. College was a personally rough period (father's consecutive heart surgeries, death of my grandfather, etc.), and my GPA shows it. I wanted to make up for my GPA through my MCAT score, but my real MCAT score turned out lower than my practice scores (~35), which was a total bummer! Thankfully, I got a perfect T in writing, but I'm told that schools could care less., I feel like I am incapable of representing myself sufficiently on paper, b/c of my not so stellar numbers. :( I keep telling myself that this is only the beginning of the race, that I must have hope! But frankly, it's much easier said than done.

    Nonetheless, I'm going to keep pushing through and write the remaining secondaries. I have yet to receive Drexel and Emory secondaries. Vanderbilt's a bit unique, so it's either a rejection or an invite to secondary/interview with them. I highly doubt that I'll get an invite there. And I just added Jefferson yesterday, because I got nervous all of a sudden. Hopefully, they'll send me a secondary soon. :)

    6:40PM - As expected, got a rejection letter from Vanderbilt. Gotta keep my chin up...somehow.

    9/10/2008: OMGOSH! Just got a call from Wright State for an interview!!!!! amazing~~~ I've been crying for the past few minutes. Jesus truly provides...

    9/16/2008: We lost electricity for a few days, which prevented me from checking my email. To my surprise, MSU had sent an interview invite!!!!!!! This is very exciting! :D I am so thankful that I've come thus far. But, the date has been scheduled so soon that I'm a bit nervous already. I need to prepare!!


    Georgetown University
    Yale University

    Applied, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University

    Application Complete

    Jefferson Medical College
    Drexel University
    Columbia University
    New York Medical College
    Brown University
    University of Toledo
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    University of Cincinnati
    University of Rochester
    Ohio State University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Northwestern University
    Cornell University
    Emory University
    Tufts University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Boston University
    University of Chicago
    Case Western Reserve University

    Attended Interview

    Wright State University
    Michigan State University

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